Ultimate In-Hive Feeder
Ratings & Reviews
Still under developement
Bought two of these relatively expensive feeders and they came with two slightly different trays, old and new versions - still under development? Found they can flood easily and I had to modify the depth of syrup. Also the tray needed to be textured with sandpaper otherwise are slippery like a pitcher plant death trap. Jury is out whether will continue with them..
Don't waste your money.
by Bee Keeper
Nope. Nope. Nope. Inner top is difficult to remove to clean. Can't keep a clean bee yard as this will inevitably get sugar water everywhere. Threw mine out after a couple months of frustration and will go back to an inverted bucket over the inner cover.
Good product that needs some tweaking.
Love the convenience of fewer refills. Have to follow the instructions for the direction of the lowest level or will overflow. My only real complaint is that the bees can get into the tank if it empties between refills and can't get out. There should be a screen to keep them out around the base if that happens. I have also found a few dead bees in the sugar water even with the built in platforms, some of the bees can't seem to get out of the liquid. All in all, I think it is a good feeder, especially for those who can't check the feeders frequently.
Looks easy but quite tricky to install correctly
This looked looked like a great solution but has proven to be frustrating to use. Filling it and moving it around is a cinch. But placing it inside the hive proves to be an opportunity to dump a good bit of syrup out into the hive. Adjusting the tank of liquid onto the bottom tray can be tricky because you can only see from the top down and can’t tell if you’ve hit the right alignment... syrup poured out and wasted.
Good in theory...
While I LOVE this feeder in theory... in application it does not work well. Every time I use it I find 100+ dead bees inside. Ugh. Wish this was a keeper.